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Jevon Carter opts out of contract with Bucks; becomes free agent

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason just got a little bit more complicated. Veteran backup point guard Jevon Carter has declined his $2.24 million player option for the 2023-24 season. He will now become an unrestricted free agent.

Last week, three-time All-Star Khris Middleton also turned down his player option for the 2023-24 season. However, multiple reports state that NBA executives expect him to re-sign with Milwaukee.

Due to the Bucks owning Middleton’s Bird rights, it will be easier than many think for them to bring him back. The same is could be true for Carter.

Undoubtedly, Carter will search for a higher salary than his $2.24 million player option was worth. And he will certainly get it, whether it be in Milwaukee or elsewhere. Carter shot a blistering 42.1% from three while averaging a career-high 8.0 points for the Bucks last season.

Unfortunately, Milwaukee does not have a great deal of salary cap space to work with. They now only have six players under contract for next season, meaning they need to sign nine more players to fill their roster.

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